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Two temples in the Gingee Fort

I shared this photo in my last post – do you see a temple tower on the top right?
Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu
That is the stunning Venkatramana Temple inside the Gingee Fort. I never imagined I’d use the word eerie for a temple, but I really cannot think of another word to describe it. It was built by a Nayak king in the 16th century, but is now dilapidated and not in use even for worship. When we went, free food was being distributed outside the temple, but there were very few people, and inside, there was hardly anyone. It probably looks a lot more cheerful when it is sunny, but in the rain, it was very dramatic and super gorgeous despite the decay. It was raining pretty heavily by now, so those strange circles you see in some pictures are raindrops on my lens!Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu
Now the next temple – I don’t remember for sure, and am unable to confirm looking at my photos, but I think this tiny temple by a pond is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Isn’t it charming?
Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu Gingee Fort, Tamil Nadu
Check out my earlier posts part 1 and part 2 for more about the fort and how to get there.

 

Edited to add this warning: This was on a rainy day – on a regular day, the place gets ridiculously hot – don’t get misled by the mist in these photos 😀
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4 Comments

  • Reply Madhu Gopalan May 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Thank you haathitime!

  • Reply Madhu Gopalan May 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Thank you Priyanka!

  • Reply haathitime.com May 6, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Stunning pictures, as always! I love the ones with the waterbody.. so monsoon-y and peaceful.

  • Reply Priyanka May 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    Gorgeous, haunting pics….!

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